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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Teachers Leave the Classroom to Occupy Wall Street in NYC

The video is entitled: Educators use Occupy Movement to Empower Students, Defend Public Education.

  • What do you think of this video and the actions of the teachers?
  • Do these protests empower students?
  • Do we have a public system of education that needs an overhaul or should Americans be happy with the taxes paid for the education delivered in the present system?
  • Are all the problems experienced in public education due to the 1%?
  • Where do the unions' influence in the 1% lie?
  • How much of this frustration shown have to do with policies set by the Department of Education vs private influence?
  • How much influence does a school board have any longer in setting school policies? Have school boards become ineffective since they can no longer set standards and assessments?

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